Dialogue-based CALL

Dialogue-based Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Dialogue-based CALL: a multilevel meta-analysis

Dialogue-based CALL systems allow a learner to practice meaningfully an L2 with an automated agent, through an oral (spoken dialogue systems) or written interface (chatbots) (Bibauw, François, & Desmet, 2015). In order to obtain a better …

Task-based dialogue systems for language learning

Doctoral research project at KU Leuven, funded by a SENESCYT scholarship (Ecuador)

Dialogue-based CALL: an overview of existing research

Dialogue-based CALL covers applications and systems allowing a learner to practice the target language in a meaning-focused conversational activity with an automated agent. We first present a common definition for dialogue-based CALL, based on three …

Conversational agents for language learning: state of the art and avenues for research on task-based agents

Conversational agents are seen as a way to offer an anxiety-free L2 practice environment for learners, in the hope that it would produce similar proficiency improvements as those obtained in a chat with a human interlocutor. Various approaches have …

Insights from a multilevel meta-analysis on the effectiveness of dialogue-based CALL

Abstract of the research methods and results Dialogue-based computer-assisted language learning (CALL) systems allow a learner to practice meaningfully a foreign language (L2) with an automated agent, whether through an oral (spoken dialogue systems) or written interface (chatbots) (Bibauw, François, & Desmet, 2015). While various dialogue-based CALL systems have been developed and tested with learners against different evaluation schemes, individual evaluations have provided limited information on their effectiveness on L2 development (Bibauw, François, & Desmet, Submitted).

Instructional design and natural language processing in dialogue-based CALL

Dialogue-based computer-assisted language learning (CALL) encompasses applications that allow a learner to practice a foreign language by carrying a conversation with a computer through unconstrained input. Such systems, whether speech or text-based, …

The effectiveness of dialogue-based CALL on L2 proficiency development: a meta-analysis

Dialogue-based computer-assisted language learning (CALL) systems allow a learner to practice meaningfully a foreign language (L2) with an automated agent, whether orally or through text chat. With the aim of establishing the impact of such systems …